Sunday, March 12, 2006

New Canadian Prime Minister visits troops in Afghanistan, supports War on Terror

Following a rash of insurgent violence in the last two weeks that claimed the lives of two Canadians serving in Afghanistan, some of Canada's troops in the region may have needed a reminder as to exactly what they're still doing there. And that's just what they got Sunday, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a surprise visit to Kandahar in order to inspire military staff still working to rebuild the troubled country. It was the first foreign trip for Harper as prime minister. "The truth is Canada's not an island," he said. "We live in a dangerous world and we have to show leadership in that world and that what we're doing and that's what I'm trying to do by going to support our men and women." Sunday's trip has been in the works since Harper took office, but for security reasons had to be kept top secret until he'd arrived safely. Still, once he was on the ground in Afghanistan he made his message for Canada's armed forces crystal clear: The Conservative government is committed to carrying on with the controversial presence and has no immediate plans to remove troops from the volatile region. "I know it's a dangerous mission, I know it's a tough mission," he said."But we're doing great work and we should take pride in it and participate in it. " Even though polls have shown many Canadians aren't thrilled with their military's continued presence in Afghanistan, 2,200 Canadians currently serving double duty in the area will remain. Currently they're performing duties that include hunting insurgents and various reconstruction activities. Ottawa's committed to keeping troops in the area until early 2007, while Harper himself will continue on an extended tour through the region during the coming days.

First, I'm really proud of our new PM Stephen Harper, finally a man who united Canadian con and neo-con silent majority, despite what liberal media lies to you - Canada is turning conservative, just like U.S. In general global liberalism is on its deathbed, I'm glad we finally have a prime minister who will support leader G.W. Bush in the global war against Islamic fundamentalism and nation-building in post-9/11 world - Iran, Syria, Liberation is coming!



Anonymous Cyrus said...

Liberalism on it's deathbed?

Liberalism will never die, and neither will conservatism. Ideas are immortal.

They will outlive us both.

9:43 PM, March 12, 2006  
Blogger yugunter said...

and that's a depressing though ... the liberal part :)

10:16 PM, March 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conservatism is wishing political/economical stiuations to remain the same, liberalism is wishing for them to change. the Liberals of today are the Conservatives of tomorrow. Democracy and capitalism were once a liberal ideals.

10:48 PM, March 12, 2006  
Blogger yugunter said...

the latter is the first good comment had seen tonight ... food for thought

10:52 PM, March 12, 2006  
Blogger Will Somerset said...

The Conservatives "won" the election because the Liberal parties were split three ways while ALL the conservative parties had to join together just to squeak through. Conservatives got 35% of the vote. The Liberal parties got 55% of the vote. (The seperatists got 10% of the vote.)

In addition, Canadian conservatism is nothing like American conservatism. One of Stephen Harper's platforms was saving the universal Healthcare system. He's also vowed to not interfere with legal gay marriage.

So this nonsense about Canada becoming conservative is, in fact, nonsense.

3:44 PM, March 13, 2006  
Blogger yugunter said...

first of all, conservatives won because liberals LOST THE CONFIDENCE of Canadian people, their corruption, greed, and reactionary politics contributed to their demise - Canada is being brainwashed by-semi communist news network CBC, and most of Canadian left-leaning newspapers (with exception of National Post - only decent paper in Canada).
Toothless hippy liberals are on the way out in Canada as well, like it or not, new generation of neo-conservatives are coming to replace baby-boomer old fart liberals - you just don't want to admit
I wonder what will be the average age of anti-war protestors on March 18th in Toronto - my guess at least 40
Once, I appeal to our American friends not to judge us by our liberal activist minority who claim, like comment # 5 above, that Canada is a liberal country - things are changing

4:04 PM, March 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry. God is watching over all of us.

10:50 PM, March 13, 2006  
Blogger Will Somerset said...

I live in Vancouver. My friends are all university aged. We all think the conservatives are a bunch of silly, backward clowns trying to recreate a 1950s that never really existed except in Disney movies and black and white TV shows.

The only Canadian conservatives I've ever known were in their 50s/60s. (Parents of friends, etc.)

The Conservative Party is the party of the nearly dead.

12:57 AM, March 14, 2006  
Blogger yugunter said...

"The Conservative Party is the party of the nearly dead. "

HA!, then how do you explain our victory, and complete disarray of liberal leadership?

c'mon unzip your eyes, look past veil of Canadian liberal media bias - next generation (those who don't smoke pot, and actually seat through the lectures) is going conservative - NEO-conservative to be precise - a label of which I am proud of

12:34 AM, March 15, 2006  
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